"Once a star has been added to the walk, it is considered a part of the historic fabric of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Because of this we have never removed a star from the Walk," Gubler said.
This has been the position held by the Chamber of Commerce since the beginning of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A former chairman of the Chamber of Commerce echoed Gubler's sentiments in the past.
"Stars are awarded for professional achievement to the world of entertainment and contributions to the community. A celebrity's politics, philosophy, irrational behavior, outrageous remarks or anything like that have never been cause to remove a Walk of Fame star," said Johnny Grant, former Chairman and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
The details of the accusations facing Cosby are disturbing, and disturbingly similar. Around 50 women have come forward so far, describing how Cosby allegedly used drugs to sedate them into helplessness before sexually assaulting them. Cosby denies any wrongdoing, and his supporters have maintained that the entertainer has never faced criminal charges for the alleged assaults.
Cosby, on Wednesday, was charged with three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault, related to an incident in 2004 – which Cosby claims was consensual. The criminal complaint alleges that Cosby drugged Andrea Constand and penetrated her without her consent.
Despite Cosby's adamant denial that the event occurred the way it is described in the criminal complaint, CNN reports that the prosecutor in the case has a 98 percent conviction rate.